Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Opus 2017-420: Headlines: Deus Ex Machina

English newspapers.  Love them or hate them, English newspapers.  They seem to have a certain love of the outrageous predictions.  When I am driven to Drudge, if I see a headline about a miracle cure coming out tomorrow I know it is an English newspaper and the claim is simply click bait.  This time the Daily Star made an even better claim:  People will begin worshiping robots as gods.

Two reactions to that.  First, I am not sure that has not already happened in many ways.  People are addicted to their electronics.  If they want information they turn to Siri or Google and accept the answer as definitive.  They are lost when their phone battery runs down.  When you Google Siri part of the response it, “Siri is always with you and always here to help.”  Sounds like a god claim to me.

My second thought is that no one ever figured a robot as the anti-Christ.  Many Christians understand the Bible to teach that a political figure will rise to head a world government that will target God’s people and bring about what is called the tribulation.  This is why you hear so much concern about “one world government” and groups like the Trilateral Commission and the Illuminate.  I never thought of a robot taking on that role but it is an interesting thought.

My third thought, and I know I said two, is that people who make these claims don’t understand the nature of the Biblical God.  They have in mind a pagan version.  Take this statement:
“It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lighting or causes hurricanes.

“But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it.”
What the average American-Cheese pagan doesn’t understand is that even being a billion times smarter than a human does not even come close to approaching the “smart” of God.  Infinite difference is something they cannot accept because they fall into the trap that Satan lays for us.  They consider God to be measured in terms of man rather than man being created in the image of God.

We live in an interesting world full of variety and nonsense.  Much of it is in English newspapers.  Enjoy it before the robots take over.

homo unius libri

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